About Central Park Restaurant
Central Park occupies a 100 year old flower warehouse. With exposed brick, high rafter ceilings and elegant decor, Central Park will make you feel right at home.
Pasadena, CA 91105
American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 9:00pm; Friday: 7:30am - 10:00pm; Saturday: 8:00am - 10:00pm; Sunday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Central Park Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
The service was excellent & our server took every precaution with my selection as I am gluten free.
It was fun to see my visiting nephew before he goes off again to the Persian gulf for his continued navy service.
My only issue is the noise level is quite loud. I think it has something to do with all the hard services (wood).
Central Park reminds me of a place my grandma frequents with her friends. The food was average (french onion soup was good, steak would not be a repeat order but the sides were filling). But, we had a nice bottle of wine and the service was good. We had a table in what felt like the green house side. Lots of windows with natural light only downside was a view of a parking lot.
We went for LA Dining Week - the choices were broad in each category and the cost of the meal was very reasonable. I ordered the NY steak and it was excellent. Prepared exactly as I asked. The server was attentive and friendly. Overall, a great dining experience.
We had a DineLA lunch at Central Park Café last Sat. This café didn't allow us to have any reservation till 2:15pm on Sat. So we decided to take our chance arriving at 1pm. The restaurant was not full at all and we were able to sit down right away. This was our first visit to this place. The environment was fairly casual.
We ordered from the DineLA menu - Crab Tower and Park Burger. Frankly the Park Burger was no special at all. It was supposed to be cooked medium but it turned out to be quite well done. On the other hand we were quite impressed by the Crab Tower. There were three layers in this crab tower. Top layer was the crab salad followed by the avocado salad in the middle and the papaya salad at the bottom. There was good amount of crab inside the crab salad layer. It was quite a tasty dish especially for summer time.
Overall the food was fine and the service was nice.
Service was excellent. Our waiter, Jacob was friendly and gave great recommendations. The food was amazing. We went for Dine LA Week. Two of us chose from the pre fixed menu. All of our choices were delish. We all had the crab bisque and it is tasty with just the right balance of flavor and creaminess. We all enjoyed our entrees. The NY steak was tender and flavorful. The steamed spinach was excellent. The au grautin potatoes were yummy. The shrimp, mushrooms, and truffle pasta was amazing. The Bologanse was excellent. Dessert was outstanding.
We had the key lime pie and chocolate decadence cake. They were both out of this world.
Only down side was being seated in the corner in the very front of the restaurant. Which was not crowded at all. We were early for our reservation but it wasn't a problem since they sat us right away.
Still had a great dinner with great friends.
This is a place you would come to over and over. It's a kitchy kind of place and I say that with a very warm heart. The food is excellent, slightly oily or buttery for my particular taste not my husbands. The portions were great and the value was perfect. We did the Dine L.A. menu and left with a key lime pie since it was a lot of food for me. Delicious. Service was perfect. The people were fun and interactive and we just had a great time. Big parties are welcomed, families, couples, all are welcomed. Enjoy!
Second time here with same friends. Food is always delicious. Drinks are very good also. Service was excellent, we had Wesley. Crab bisque very good. Had the porterhouse pork chop last time was outstanding, tried the shrimp with pasta in truffle sauce, delicious. Will be back but next time would like to come or breakfast which I heard is very good.
made reservations thinking we can have late breakfast/brunch well open table doesn't allow to make reservations before 2:15. When I called the restaurant if we can come in 1 hr prior they said they do not take reservations and I explained myself we were coming in for breakfast but know one had mentioned that breakfast stop serving at 1pm. Total disappointment and it is not a hidden gem like stated, the restaurant was empty during the time we arrived and only few tables were seated but for lunch. Lunch menu had nothing good but because we came from so far away we decided to make the best out of it. No, everything was greasy and no taste what so ever
This is a classic neighborhood restaurant - a hidden gem - so good I am hesitant to let others know about it! It has great food - a charming staff and a comfortable atmosphere. They really have thought of it all - girls ( woman) check out the restroom with the never run out paper towel and that oh so awesome picture of my favor icon on the wall!
Consistently fresh & delicious menu items. The staff is exceptionally friendly & attentive. There's a sweet little quiet corner along the windows facing the street & the patio is charming too. Every time I eat at Central Park, I'm glad we came. We'll keep coming back & introduce more friends to this lovely little spot.
We went to Central Park Restaurant after a day at the Norton Simon (a girls' trip). It was only 4:30 so there weren't very many other diners. We were looked after very well! Lots of advice on the food and drinks and very friendly service. The brick walls made the place cozy. We ate outside and that was very nice too. The food was good, nicely presented. I'd eat there again.
This was our first visit to the Central Park Restaurant, and we really enjoyed it! We had the Tomato Stack to start, followed by the succulent braised Short Ribs as well as the Short Rib Linguine. All were tasty and hearty portions. We followed this al with a decadent chocolate cake which was delicious, but quite dense and very filling.
All in all, a good meal, and we look forward to returning to try many different menu items in the future!
I have been there for breakfast lunch and dinner. I've never been disappointed. Excellent menu choices very good service price is very reasonable. I was there this time for a special occasion dinner and had a great time, service was very helpful. Their seafood is excellent but also Have delicious short ribs and burgers. This time I had a crusted salmon and it was fantastic . However the key lime pie is world-class . One of my favorite Pasadena restaurants.
We had been there several times before and knew we would enjoy our special lunch. The table was perfect, quiet and comfortable. The food was truly outstanding. Everyone was very impressed with their food. I decided to try something other than my usual pasta and ordered the swordfish soft tacos. They were terrific! Very original with lots of surprising tastes that came together perfectly. It also came with a cup of gazpacho. What can I say. Wow! Our server, Maria, was a delight and helped make our occasion extra special. Great place!
Tip: It can get quite loud when it's busy. We chose to go at 2:30 for lunch and that worked out well.
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